Thursday, October 04, 2007

Microsoft Launches Health Records Site: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

"The HealthVault site itself doesn't do much more than provide a window into stored information, and a mechanism for sharing it. Microsoft hopes hospitals, doctors' offices, advocacy groups and insurance companies will build Web applications that patients will want to use."

Only problem is that if they are Windows applications it's going to give me the same feeling that I'd get if I saw mold growing on the ceiling over the patient's bed.

The article said that medical systems are still in the 80's. Depending on what they mean by that I think it might be a very good thing. Hopefully critical record keeping like this can skip the Windows era altogether.


  1. that's right dude, we are on the ball!

  2. Steve, let me just say that as much as I've put you down in the past you have a very informative website. Nice to have the inside scoop on what's going on at MS.